Onenh dwa’ den’ dya - Now Let us Proceed

Greg Staats, Kanien’kehá:ka, along the road of transformation, 48 x 74 inches, digital photographic adhesive. 2018. Edition 1 of 3. Courtesy of the artist.

Onenh dwa’ den’ dya - Now Let us Proceed

Friday, March 29, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Opening reception
March 29,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Onenh dwa' den' dya - Now let us proceed is an expanded photo-based installation by Hodinǫhsǫ:ni-Kanien’kehá:ka artist Greg Staats. Bringing together new and existing work, the exhibition centres around a Haudenasaunee restorative aesthetic and proposes a process of transformation for reciprocal growth and mental wellness. Foregrounding Staats’ on-reserve lived experience, all of the images were gathered on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, embodying a continual return and methodology for healing.

Curated by Leila Timmins

Artist Biography: 

Toronto-based artist Greg Staats, Kanien’kehá:ka (b. Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory) whose lens based and sculptural works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world as an ongoing process of conceptualising a Haudenosaunee restorative aesthetic that defines the multiplicity of relationships with trauma and renewal, performative burdens and the phenomena of condolence and renewal. Staats’ solo exhibitions include: McMaster Museum of Art, the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Gallery, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Mercer Union, Gallery TPW, Trinity Square Video/Images festival. Group exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Southern Manitoba and Art Gallery of York University. Staats has been Faculty for two Aboriginal Residencies: Archive Restored (2009) and Towards Language (2010) at the Banff Centre.